The Giver Activity - Dream Sharing Class Simulation Novel Interactive Activity

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The Giver Dream Sharing Activity is a fun and interactive classroom activity that allows students to empathize with Jonas from The Giver by Lois Lowry. In the novel, the members of Jonas' community must share their dreams in a daily dream sharing family ritual. This activity allows students to simulate this ritual in the classroom by forming a family group and sharing one dream they have felt lately based on prompting cards with common dream elements. Then, they will have the chance to interpret their dreams.

How The Giver Dream Sharing Activity Works:

  • Students form an imaginary family unit by forming groups of four people. Each group receives the included dream prompt cards with common elements found in dreams that have a symbolic meaning. Each member shares a dream they remember having which connects with one of the topics. If they can't connect with any topic, they can share any dream they remember. 
  • After students have shared their dreams, the teacher will distribute the Dream Interpretation Cards, which explain the symbolic significance of each dream topic. 
  • Finally, students discuss and reflect on the exercise and how it relates to the novel with the included post-activity reflection questions.

Included in The Giver Dream Sharing Activity:

➡️ Teacher Instructions: These detailed instructions will guide you through every element of how to successfully implement this activity in your classroom.

➡️ Classroom Poster: Welcome students with this eye-catching poster that will introduce them and hook them into the activity.

➡️ Dream Topic Cards: These 24 dream prompt cards include the most common elements found in dreams. Students will use these as a tool to brainstorm a dream they have had in the past that incorporated one of these elements.

➡️ Dream Interpretation Cards: These 24 dream interpretation cards explain the significance of the dream topics and what they might signify in your students' lives.

➡️ Post-Activity Reflections: This assignment includes questions that allow students to reflect on the dream they shared and the interpretation provided as well as how this connects to The Giver.

What Teachers Are Saying About The Giver Dream Sharing Activity:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students enjoyed this activity so much! It really helped them to engage with one another and understand what Jonas' family must go through with the dream telling ritual.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students really enjoyed discussing dreams and learning about what dreams may mean. Great Activity!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Creative activity that truly engaged my students and connected to the novel. Thank you.

>>>This resource is included in my unit plan for the novel!

➡️ The Giver Unit Plan

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